There is nothing here that's broken that can't be fixed, but it won't happen on its own. It's going to require a huge lift by the entire country of the United States of America and people on the ground taking personal responsibility for themselves. You cannot take it as a fait accompli that the city's going to come back.
One thing I've learned over these last 30 or 40 years is that people make history. There's no fait accompli to any of this.
Last Update: April, 2020